Parducci Wine Cellars, Mendocino's longest running winery, has announced hiring Greg Winter to join the winemaking team as Director of Winemaking.
Greg Winter will join Head Winemaker Bob Swain in crafting the award-winning Parducci & True Grit wines.
Greg earned his bachelor's degree with highest honors in Viticulture and Enology at University of California, Davis. Greg will join Parducci with nearly 20 years experience, having worked as a winemaker at R.H. Phillips, Valley of the Moon and most recently as the Director of Winemaking at Hogue Cellars.
Bob Swain, who has been at the helm of Parducci Wine Cellars for the last 20 years, will retire at the end of 2018. Bob assumed the role of Head Winemaker in 1997 and has spent the last 20 years improving the quality of the venerable Parducci brand. From improved winemaking practices, to returning Parducci to an all Mendocino County appellation, Bob Swain has given new life to this now 85 year old brand. Multiple 90+ point scores on recent vintages are only the latest markers of his positive impact.
"We're excited to have Greg join us at Parducci Wine Cellars", states Bob Swain. "Greg's experience and skills are a perfect match for our winery today and for where we want to take this operation in the future. I look forward to spending the next year with Greg while he gets familiar with our unique winery, cellar crew and community as I prepare to formally hand off all winemaking operations and retire at the end of 2018."
"I am thrilled to work with Bob over the next year", says Greg Winter, "I'm eager to absorb as much wisdom and local knowledge as I can from Bob, as I prepare to take on winemaking for these great brands."
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